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AdAlta CEO profiled in US Life Science Leader

4 April 2019 CEO Sam Cobb has recently been profiled by US business journal Life Science Leader, taking readers through her 12-year journey as the founding CEO of a biotech company. It has been “a roller-coaster ride of personal…

New Board Chair for Phoenix Australia

4 April 2019 Last week Phoenix Australia announced the appointment of Ms Janine Kirk AM as Chair of the Board. She will take up the role on 1 May 2019. The announcement notes that Ms Kirk was the…

Opinion: It’s time for a worldwide moratorium on editing human embryos

by Alan Trounson[1] Posted 2 April 2019 Hear Alan Trounson discuss the issue Saturday 6 April at 12 noon on ABC Radio National’s The Science Show. A few weeks ago, 18 scientists from seven countries took me back…

Networking, Collaboration, and Community: Key Messages from Devices & Diagnostics Lab

Date Posted: 28 March 2019 This BioMelbourne Network event recap was written by Dr Krupesh Patel, PhD Graduate – Department of Pharmacology, Monash University. The 7th annual BioMelbourne annual Devices + Diagnostics Lab, held on 19th of March, attracted…

MedTech Actuator Accelerator (September 2019 intake)

Sep 1 – Nov 30 | Melbourne VIC, Australia http://www.medtechactuator.com APPLY BY MAY 3 Actuator Accelerator Australia’s National Medtech Accelerator About this Program Utilising a 15-month focused industry-led curriculum, The MedTech Actuator Accelerator Program takes Seed ventures to…

PM to outline Victorian health package

25 March 2019 Ahead of the federal budget, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced almost half-a-billion dollars for health in Victoria. A new national cancer treatment centre is to be based in Melbourne, providing access to treatments previously…

Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to be home of ‘the next great wave in treatment’

25 March 2019 A new form of cancer treatment that uses cell therapy to attack the disease will become available in Australia, after the Federal Government announced $80 million towards a facility in Melbourne. Key points: Health Minister…

Federal budget cash to put Melbourne at medicine’s cutting edge

25 March 2019 A $30 million cash injection to Melbourne’s ground-breaking bio-medical research centre will keep the city at the global cutting edge of medical technology, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Next month’s federal budget will commit…

Loud and clear: Australian start-ups changing the hearing game

25 March 2019 For Dr Kate Lomas and Dr Liz Williams, understanding insect ears is the key to unlocking a billion-dollar industry. “We really see this as a dramatically improved treatment for profoundly deaf patients, and we’re aiming…

Johnson & Johnson joins forces with Monash University-led partnership to advance novel technology aimed at saving lives of women in child birth

21 March 2019 | The biggest cause of pregnancy-related death in resource-limited settings is excessive blood loss after birth, a condition effectively managed in developed countries with injectable oxytocin administered by trained personnel. A novel form of oxytocin,…

GSK puts Australian researchers on Discovery Fast Track

GSK will provide access to its expertise in research, platform technologies and compounds to researchers from Monash University and the University of South Australia. Collaboration between academia and industry through joint research teams to help accelerate discovery of…

Australia is handicapped in the delivery of cell therapies, says Alan Trounson

20 March 2019 THE promise is remarkable: a new class of affordable, effective cancer treatments beyond surgery, chemotherapy, biologicals and radiation. Imagine cancer specialists being able to select from a range of treatments to supercharge a patient’s immune…

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